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A comparison of mobilisation and exercise in the treatment of chronic non-specific neck pain
Background : Chronic non-specific neck pain is a common condition that negatively affects cervical muscle functioning and activities of daily living. Combined exercise and mobilisation are currently recommended as the ...
An investigation into the prevalence and risk factors of occupational low back pain amongst commercial pilots registered with the South African Civil Aviation Authority
Background Occupational low back pain (LBP) has been described as a significant burden to society. Although there is uncertainty and conflicting studies on the exact causes and combination of causes of LBP, it has been ...
The relative effectiveness of the Activator Adjustment Instrument versus diversified manipulation technique in Chronic Ankle Instability Syndrome (CAIS) in terms of objective and subjective findings
Background: Lateral ankle sprains and the sequelae of Chronic Ankle Instability Syndrome (CAIS) are common, reaching a peak prevalence of 85%. Manual joint manipulation is an intervention utilised for CAIS. Manipulations ...
Patients at Marburg Haven Clinic : a demographic and disease profile
Aim: A paucity of information on chiropractic patients presenting in public community clinics in South Africa (SA) exists. The purpose of this study was to carry out a demographic and disease survey of the patients that ...
The effectiveness of needling of myofascial trigger points on internal- external muscle peak torque and total work ratios of the shoulder rotator myoatatic unit in overhead throwing athletes suffering from myofascial pain and dysfunction syndrome
To assess and quantify the number, severity and specific location of myofascial trigger points within the shoulder rotator muscle group. To assess the internal/external ratio of the dominant shoulder in throwing athletes ...
The effectiveness of an oral homoeopathic preparation of selenium sulphide 12X in the management of dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp)
This double-blind, placebo controlled study evaluated the effectiveness of Selenium sulphide 12X in the management of dandruff, as measured by a Visual Analogue Scale.
A clinical audit of the implementation of the tuberculosis screening tool amongst clients who are on anti-retroviral therapy in the eThekwini local municipality clinics
Background : Tuberculosis (TB) is a global public health concern and is identified as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the population infected with Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV). South Africa (SA), ...
Exploring the nature of partnership between African traditional and conventional health care in eThekwini district
Background : The current alarming growth of diseases and complications, especially in Africa, makes the integration of traditional and conventional health practices a priority in medical training, research and planning, ...
Experiences of people living with epilepsy presenting for treatment at Umlazi Clinic
Epilepsy is one of the world’s most common neurological disorders of the brain. It is a condition that affects individuals in most countries worldwide. However, there is still stigma attached to epilepsy, and the condition ...
Evaluation of knowledge and of effects of haemolytic disease of the newborn amongst postnatal women in the public hospitals of the Umgungundlovu district
The purpose of the study was to evaluate knowledge and effects of Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN) in postnatal women from the Umgungundlovu District. Although the prevalence of HDN has declined because of prophylaxis ...